Late surge pushes Bedford past Spaulding
Quarterback James Caparell and running back Dylan York scored touchdowns in the final five minutes as visiting Bedford posted another impressive win on the Seacoast, 28-20 over Spaulding.
Caparell completed 13 of 17 passes for 170 yards, and York rushed for 141 yards on 12 attempts. York shocked Spaulding with a 64-yard TD run with 1:15 remaining. Caparell threw short scoring passes to Mike Vailas and Nick Vailas, and the quarterback also rushed for a 5-yard touchdown.
Spaulding's Trey Scott had 29 carries for 226 yards and reached the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season. In the third quarter, Scott popped a 73-yard TD run. Bedford which beat Dover in similar fashion last week, improved to 7-1 overall and 6-1 in Division II. Upset-minded Spaulding dropped to 2-7 (2-6 Div. II).
Nashua South 35, Londonderry 24: In a back-and-forth contest, Nashua South scored the final three touchdowns of the game to pick up the win on the road.
Londonderry (2-7) led 14-0 on touchdowns from Jonathan Young and Joel Rodriguez (17-yard pass from Dylan Cole). But South (6-3) tied the game by halftime with a pair of scores from Dymier Hyde and Trevor Knight.
Londonderry took a 24-14 lead with another Young TD and Thomas Beedham 26-yard field goal.
But South got two touchdowns from Knight and another from Hyde to come back and then put the game away.
Exeter 38, Nashua North 0: At Exeter, Tyler Grant scored two touchdowns and Exeter (8-1) got single TDs from Jamie Vogt, Colby Swane and Nick Fletstrom. Kicker Logan Laurent connected on all five PAT tried and added a 32-yard field goal. North fell to 4-5.
Timberlane 35, Dover 13: Josh David had 24 carries for 179 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way for the Owls (4-5) at home in Plaistow. Quarterback Eric Nelson was 10-14 for 167 yards and the Timberlane defense nabbed two interceptions. Kyle Seawards of Dover (2-7) had 37 yards rushing and 44 yards receiving.
Winnacunnet 32, Merrimack 8: At Merrimack, the Warriors clicked on all cylinders as Seth Edwards rushed for 111 rushing yards, and Carly Gould hit a 30-yard field goal. Merrimack's Ben Dipalermo had an 18-yard touchdown dash to put Merrimack (0-9 overall) on the board. Winnacunnet improved to 8-1 overall and 6-1 in Division II.
Hollis/Brookline 49, Goffstown 28: At Hollis, Matt Friedman had five touchdown passes for the Cavaliers, who rented lights and popped a Friday night upset. Mitch Frick rushed for three TDs as Hollis/Brookline improved to 3-6 overall (3-4 Div. III). Goffstown fell to 5-4 overall and 5-2 in division play.
Milford 24, Portsmouth 6: Ian Michaud returned an interception for a 40-yard touchdown, Connor Borne had 17 carries for 108 yards and added three catches for 50 yards and Morgan Andrews booted a 25-yard field goal to lead the way for Milford (6-3) at home. Portsmouth fell to 6-2.
Alvirne 21, Pembroke 13: Quarterback Josh Cohen ran for two touchdowns and host Alvirne of Hudson (3-6) also got a defensive scoop-and -score fumble recovery for a touchdown from Ben McCarthy from 35 yards out.
Pembroke (3-5) had tied the game at 7-7 on an Adam Gelinas 55-yard catch from Chris Cushing, who also connected with Nick Francois for a 32-yard score. But the PAT was blocked and McCarthy's fumble rumble ended the scoring.
Kennett 37, Kingswood 12: At Conway, Devan Bynoe rushed for a pair of touchdowns as host Kennett won the annual Carroll County Cup with a dominant win over the Knights.
Kennett (4-5) took a 21-0 lead at halftime and scored two more TDs in the second half. Tom Donovan and Connor McDonald had rushing touchdowns, and quarterback Will Pollard fired a scoring pass to John Saxby. Senior Caine Warren also booted a 38-yard field goal. The Knights fell to 0-9.
Monadnock 49, Epping/Newmarket 0: At East Swanzey, Isiah Prince returned two punts for touchdowns to lead the way for Monadnock (6-2). D.J. Lotito added an interception return touchdown and the offense posted scores from Sam Bednar, Zach Jarvis, Dylan Bell and Jake Poulin.
Epping/Newmarket fell to 1-7.
Campbell 43, Newfound 14: Jesiah Wade ran for 300 yards and scored four touchdowns to help Campbell of Litchfield celebrate homecoming with a win. Jordan Lang had two touchdowns to round out the Campbell (7-2) scoring. The Cougars jumped over Newfound (6-3) and into first place.